A new year means new resolutions! Why not make ones that protect and preserve one of your biggest home investments? Implementing these good habits can help maintain your HVAC system. Your home’s heating and cooling system often gets neglected and isn’t really thought of until there is a problem. Let’s change that in 2021! Be proactive and keep your home comfortable and energy efficient.
Schedule Professional Maintenance
The most important gift you can give your HVAC system this year is regular maintenance. This includes tune-ups twice a year! This will ensure that your system is clean, functioning efficiently and ready for changing temperatures ahead. Regular maintenance can also help you avoid costly repairs in the future. A small leak, if left unattended to, can become a ruptured refrigerant line; and a rattling belt can snap and throw off your entire system. Join Advance Mechanical’s Comfort Club this year – it’s the easiest way to stick to your resolution!
Use a Smart Thermostat
If you don’t already have one, a smart thermostat can take even more strain off of your HVAC system by giving you personalized control over your home’s heating and cooling. You can set your thermostat to a schedule that meets your lifestyle, and if you’re out of town you can even adjust the settings from hundreds of miles away.
Change Air Filters Regularly
While a lot of the chores involving your HVAC system should be left to experienced professionals, you can take some system care into your own hands. Changing you air filters regularly, at least every three months, will reduce the load on your system. These filters are meant to catch dust, dirt and other airborne pollutants, but when the filters become clogged, they hinder airflow, forcing your system to work harder.
Do a Little Decluttering
If decluttering or cleaning is on your 2021 to-do list, great! This will even benefit your HVAC system. A clean home often has better indoor air quality and reduced strain on the heating and air conditioning system. The more clutter in a home, the more air flow is restricted. Make sure that nothing is covering or blocking your registers, vents or indoor air handler. You can also do a little cleaning around your outdoor compressor unit by removing any dirt, weeds or other debris.
Keep these good habits in 2021! And, as always for professional maintenance, repairs, installation or any indoor air quality needs, give Advance Mechanical Heating & Air Conditioning a call!